All persons should be treated with respect, tolerance and compassion, regardless of the nature, origin, duration and place of the disaster. The dignity and rights of all disaster victims are respected and protected in all circumstances. Information sharing should promote mutual understanding, friendship, and cooperation.
- Prevent and alleviate suffering.
- Respect and active protection of dignity.
- Particular attention to the vulnerable.
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The value of Humanity is specially interesting in the context of a project is looking for cries for help during crises using social media. Humanity is about to organise help for those in need. Humanity enter in tension with fairness in social media, because the post may be fake. However Humanity must inform the response.